Tuçe Yasak

About

Tuçe Yasak (Lighting designer) has been following light in New York since 2009, creating more than 100 site-specific light installations for performance in the United States and abroad. Yasak received the 2018 Bessie (Memoirs of a... Unicorn by Marjani Forté-Saunders at Collapsable Hole and NYLA Dance) and 2019 Bessie (Oba Qween Baba King Baba by Ni'Ja Whitson at Danspace) for Outstanding Visual Design with her lighting design. She has been collaborating with Raja Feather Kelly and the feath3r theory since 2015. Among her recent collaborations are UGLY, HYSTERIA, and BLUE by Raja Feather Kelly (New York Live Arts, Bushwick Starr, and ImPulsTanz), This Bridge Called My Ass by Miguel Gutierrez (The Chocolate Factory, Montpellier Dance Festival, The Walker Art Center, and PICA), We’re Gonna Die written by Young Jean Lee and directed by Raja Feather Kelly (2nd Stage Theater), M___ ER by Autumn Knight (On The Boards and Abrons Arts Center), joyUS justUS by Contra-Tiempo (national tour and Jacobs Pillow). Light, movement, and architecture intertwine in Yasak's work to support spacemaking and storytelling. Her Light Journals were presented in  March 2021 by Ars Nova NY and she is currently developing her first individual installation, Wall.